11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

Overview of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

The 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour is a Uganda gorilla trekking tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and wildlife safari to the best safari parks. During the tour, you have great sightings of the big five wild animals as you go through Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the splendid Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

Arriving at Entebbe International Airport, a Uganda safari guide will transfer you to a booked hotel/lodge in Kampala. The next day, you go to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary then continue to Murchison Falls national park. You do a game drive and boat cruise the next day at Murchison falls park. After breakfast the next morning, you go past the diverse and scenic Albertine rift to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee trekking and a nature walk the next day.  You are then transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive and boat cruise. From Queen Elizabeth, you continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you do gorilla trekking the next day. You are driven to Lake Mburo National Park for an evening boat cruise, night game drive and horseback riding the next day before departure at Entebbe international airport.

Highlights of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

Day 1: Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda tour guide will pick you, give a briefing on the trip start the transfer to a hotel or lodge in Kampala where you spend the night.

Day 2: By the time you are done with early morning breakfast, your driver guide will be there to pick you up for a road trip to Murchison Falls National Park, a stop is made at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Day 3: You go for an early morning game drive at Murchison falls park, return for lunch and an evening boat cruise at Murchison falls national park.

Day 4: After a relaxed breakfast, you are transferred to Kibale Forest national park past the Albertine escarpment.

Day 5: In the morning, you go for chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park then an evening nature walk in the evening.

Day 6: Visit the crater lakes and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 7: Early morning, you go for a morning game drive, have lunch and then return for an evening boat cruise.

Day 8: After breakfast, you embark on a drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Day 9: Following early morning breakfast, you go for gorilla trekking starting by 8:00am lasting 2-8 hours.

Day 10: By sunrise after breakfast, you are driven to lake Mburo National Park where you go for an evening boat cruise and a night game drive.

Day 11: In the morning, you go for horseback riding then embark on a road trip to Entebbe international airport for departure with a stop at the equator for photography.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

Day 1 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

When you arrive at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda wildlife safari driver guide welcomes you to Uganda, gives a briefing and then ensures all your transfers to a hotel/lodge in Kampala or Entebbe. On arrival at the hotel/lodge, you check in, relax and have dinner at your lodging facility as you relax and prepare for a rewarding road trip on a 4×4 safari vehicle to the countryside the next day.

Day 2 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour

Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

As early as 7:00am, a knowledgeable Uganda safari driver guide picks you up from your hotel or lodge in Kampala then start the drive to Murchison Falls National Park. After 129km about 2-3hours drive, your Uganda wildlife tour experience starts with a branch off to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking on foot in their only home in Uganda. After about 2 hours of Rhino tracking, you drive for lunch and then continue to Murchison falls park. Arriving in the evening, you check into a prior preferred accommodation in Murchison Falls national park where you relax as you prepare for a game drive and boat cruise the next day.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/Basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 3 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour

Murchison game drive

At Murchison Falls National Park, expect to be at the park headquarters by 7:00am for a morning game drive for early morning risers’ sightings. Elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes alongside other species make the common sightings of the morning. What an amazing drive in the vast savannah plains of northern Uganda, it lasts 2-4 hours then after you return to your lodge/hotel for lunch and refreshment. In the evening at 2:00pm, you go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the thunderous Murchison falls home to numerous hippopotamuses and crocodiles. After an amazing experience during this time of your wildlife safari in Uganda, you are driven back to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/Basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 4 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

Following relaxed breakfast on your wildlife tour to Uganda’s Murchison Falls national park, you are driven to Kibale forest national park in south western Uganda. Via Mubende-Fort Portal road It’s about 7-8hours drive going past the scenic Albertine rift valley landscape filled with endemic bird species. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a prior booked accommodation in Kibale forest national park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Crater Safari Lodge

Mid-range/standard: Kibale Forest Camp

Day 5 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour

Chimpanzees  in Kibale Forest National Park

Early morning, you will be at Kibale forest park headquarters for a chimpanzee trekking experience. Starting at 8:00am, the trek lasts 2-5 hours through the jungle though only 1 hour in the presence of the chimpanzees. After chimpanzee trekking, you have lunch and then embark on a drive to the adjacent bigodi wetland just on a 14minutes drive for a memorable walk through the wetland marshes as you sight several floral and bird species.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Crater Safari Lodge

Mid-range/standard: Kibale Forest Camp

Day 6 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

Since you are continuing with your safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will first take a short tour within Fort Portal town in western Uganda. You visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves, for an exploration of the breast-like features that are believed by the natives to be breasts of Nyinamwiru the mother of Ndahura (the famous Chwezi ruler who expanded the Chwezi Empire across the interlacustrine/great Lakes region). After the cave visit, you continue for a hike to the Fort Portal Crater lake field where you explore the beautiful small lakes that were formed as a result of the effects of explosive volcanicity. The drive continues with arriving in the evening for check in at an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Mweya safari lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Enganzi Lodge

Day 7 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

Boat cruise at Kazinga channel

Boat cruise at Kazinga channel

On this day, you rise early for a drive to Queen Elizabeth national park for a morning game drive with for wildlife viewings. The Elephants, lions, Buffaloes, water bucks, Topis make the common sightings for the day on a wildlife safari in Uganda to this park. After 2-4 hours of the game drive, you return to your lodging facility for a meal then be driven for the boat cruise at the 45km long Kazinga channel connecting Lakes Albert and George for 2 hours.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Mweya safari lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Enganzi Lodge

Day 8 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

After breakfast at the gorilla land, you are driven past the beautiful landscapes of Kigezi to Bwindi impenetrable national park driving through the ishasha sector popular for tree climbing lions. On arrival, you check into a preferred accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park for dinner and a night stay as you plan for gorilla trekking the next day.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Chameleon hill lodge

Mid-range/standard: Gorilla mist camp

Day 9 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour

After early morning wake up, you have breakfast and be driven to your gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi forest national park for a Uganda gorilla trekking tour experience. Before you get into the gorilla habitat, you have a 30minutes briefing by the park rangers on gorilla trekking etiquette at 8:00am and gorilla family allocation according to physical ability. About 2-8 hours are spent in the jungle and only 1 out of them in the presence of these gentle giants. A Uganda gorilla trekking certificate is received at the end of the trek at the park headquarters where you find your driver guide waiting to transfer you to your lodging facility for an overnight stay.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Chameleon hill lodge

Mid-range/standard: Gorilla mist camp

Day 10 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

You wake up for your last breakfast in the gorilla land then be driven to Lake Mburo National Park in kiruhura district. After about 5-6hours, you arrive, check into an accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park, have lunch and then go for an evening boat cruise for more wildlife encounters. Later on, you go then a night game drive as you sight nocturnal specials within this wild safari park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/up-market: Mihingo lodge

Mid-range/standard: Rwakobo rock lodge/Arcadia lodge Mburo

Day 11 of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour

11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour

You wake up to a hearty breakfast by sunrise then go for horseback riding at 8:00am lasting 2-3hours with minimum weight of 95kg. After a meal at your lodging facility, you check out and embark on a drive to Entebbe international park with a stop at the equator. At the equator line, you stop for an amazing experience as you cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere. In case you need to shop some craft souvenirs, you can stop at either Kampala or Entebbe shops then arrive for departure at Entebbe international airport.

End of the 11 Days Gorilla safari Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking tour / Uganda gorilla trekking tour